Concerns about human rights protections in Scotland, raised with UN

Rights concerns about policing, biometric technologies, a lack of independent advocacy and prison conditions, amongst many other concerns, have all been raised with the the UN by the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC).

In its latest report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in Scotland, the SHRC also raised concerns about a culture of respect for the protection of people’s rights in Scotland. These are raised particularly in light of Brexit and continued plans by the UK Government to amend the Human Rights Act.

The United Nations Human Rights Committee is expected to consider the SHRCs report in March, as part of its preparation to undertake its next full review of the UK’s implementation of the ICCPR.